Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation Ella Shohat

ISBN: 9781845113131

Published: August 15th 2010

Paperback

416 pages


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Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation  by  Ella Shohat

Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation by Ella Shohat
August 15th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 416 pages | ISBN: 9781845113131 | 4.61 Mb

When the Hebrew edition of this groundbreaking book came out, it provoked a stormy public debate. This is a new edition of Israeli Cinema with a substantial new postscript that reflects on the book’s initial reception and points to exciting newMoreWhen the Hebrew edition of this groundbreaking book came out, it provoked a stormy public debate. This is a new edition of Israeli Cinema with a substantial new postscript that reflects on the book’s initial reception and points to  exciting new trends in the cinematic representation of Israel and Palestine.

Ella Shohat explores the cinema as a productive site of national culture, dating back to the early Zionist films about turn-of-the-century Palestine. She offers a deconstructionist reading of Zionism, viewing the cinema as itself participating in the invention of the nation. Unthinking the Eurocentric imaginary of East versus West, Shohat highlights the paradoxes of an anomalous national/colonial project through a number of salient issues, including the Sabra figure as a negation of the Diaspora Jew, the iconography of the land of Israel as a denial of Palestine, and the narrative role of the good Arab.

The new postscript examines the emergence of a richly multiperspectival cinematic space that transcends earlier dichotomies through a palimpsestic and cross-border approach to Israel / Palestine.



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